Bowl barrow on the Cockadobby Hill roundabout


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1012638

Date first listed: 06-Sep-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 09-May-1991


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow on the Cockadobby Hill roundabout
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hampshire

District: Rushmoor (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SU 86835 53435


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Reasons for Designation

Bowl barrows, the most numerous form of round barrow, are funerary monuments dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age, with most examples belonging to the period 2400-1500 BC. They were constructed as earthen or rubble mounds, sometimes ditched, which covered single or multiple burials. They occur either in isolation or grouped as cemeteries and often acted as a focus for burials in later periods. Often superficially similar, although differing widely in size, they exhibit regional variations in form and a diversity of burial practices. There are over 10,000 surviving bowl barrows recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring across most of lowland Britain. Often occupying prominent locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape and their considerable variation of form and longevity as a monument type provide important information on the diversity of beliefs and social organisations amongst early prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

Despite the possibility of partial excavation of the Cockadobby Hill barrow mound, most of the monument remains intact and survives well. It therefore has considerable archaeological potential.


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The scheduling includes a large bowl barrow set below the crest of a gentle south-west facing slope and now incorporated into a roundabout at a modern road intersection. The barrow mound survives to a height of 3m and is 37m in diameter. Adjacent to the mound and built over the northern portion of the barrow ditch is a monument known as the South Africa Memorial, commemorating `One who died for his country MCMI'. A hollow area on the western side of the mound suggests partial excavation. The South Africa Memorial is not considered part of the scheduling although the ground beneath the Memorial is included.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.


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Legacy System number: 12155

Legacy System: RSM

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